You shouldn't have to retire from life when you retire  

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is a national charity dedicated to helping former civil servants and their dependents make the most of their retirement. Why not join our community?


Our befriending services provide companionship to those experiencing loneliness or social isolation.

Community groups

We have local community groups across the UK that provide a great forum for fun, friendship and leisure activities.


Volunteering is a highly rewarding way to make new friends, explore new avenues and make the most of the skills and experience you have.

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Our impact


Was the overall score given by beneficiaries for our befriending services in 2018.


Visits & calls were made by volunteers on our befriending services in 2018.


People attended our local community group meetings monthly during 2018.

National Visitors Network

Provides companionship via home visiting by volunteer befrienders



Scam Alert

Help us all keep one step ahead of the scammers by sharing any experiences you've had



Phone Buddy

Befriending services by phone - find out how you can get involved



Legal Advice

McClure's Solicitors provide guidance on later life issues


Author: Martyn White

Group Network

Our local groups provide forums for friendship across the UK



Latest Local Group events

  • Adventures in Patagonia

    Enfield group have an illustrated talk about Patagonia in March 2020 Read more

  • Avoiding Scams

    Mid Sussex group will be having a talk on scams by NatWest in February 2020 Read more

  • Stories for Christmas

    Enjoy some festive reflections with our Wigston group at their November meeting Read more

  • Focus on Nepal

    Weymouth group will be enjoying a talk on Nepal in January 2020 Read more

  • Mercy Ships

    Lisburn group will hear about the work of Mercy Ships in February 2020 Read more

  • The Importance of Aloe Vera

    The Gloucester group has a medicinal themed talk in February 2020 Read more